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The webinars are ongoing. The webinars are free now and you can watch the rebroadcast.

Podcasts are also available soon. 

 

 

 

In the first webinar, we will discuss how to protect your video files on the web through a company that HIPAA protects dropbox and google drive, called Sookasa. A film editor, who is trained in somatic experiencing, will discuss how editing and film production relates to body work and trauma. Sign up now for more a free link. Further webinars for mental health practitioners will be provided in the future. If you can't make this meeting, I will put you on a waiting list for another webinar. Paul Petschek has worked extensively throughout the U.S. and overseas as an editor and a professor of editing techniques and aesthetics. He has worked also in production, on notable films such as Desperately Seeking Susan and The Karate Kid. As an editor, he has had the pleasure of working with industry icons such as Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker on A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies, on studio pictures such as Waterworld and Flipper, and on independent films such as 39 Pounds of Love, Most, and New York Street Games. His films have appeared in numerous festivals and have been nominated for Academy Awards in the U.S. and Educated in Visual Arts at Harvard, where he graduated magna cum laude, Paul’s teaching also draws on his training as an actor a Playhous West and Second City, his education in story structure with John Truby, and his work in jazz and music composition with John Mehegan.

After watching the webinar, and if, after the 30 day trial you would like to
sign up for Sookasa, you can enter
in the coupon code "filmtherapy" to
receive a 10% discount off the Pro plan.

based on the book

Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice published by Routledge in 2015.

Days until the 2nd book deadline!

 

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The free Webinars

The webinars will be about topics including depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, and addictions. Dr. Cohen will be collaborating with other mental health care professionals, filmmakers and coaches to bring you this information worth billions.  

  Once you sign up you will be emailed a link to the webinar from yourdigitalstorytellingproject@gmail.com within 24/48 hours of signing up. 

 

 

 

Topics for the first 4 webinars are
 

Webinar 1 will Be on Paul Petcheck.  To learn more about his lecture, see his published work in Dr. Cohen's book Chapter # published by Routledge. 

In the first webinar, we will discuss how to protect your video files on the web through a company that HIPAA protects dropbox and google drive, called Sookasa. If, after the 30 day trial you  would like to
 sign up for Sookasa, you can enter
in the coupon code "filmtherapy" to
receive a 10% discount off the Pro plan.

 A film editor, who is trained in somatic experiencing, will discuss how editing and film production relates to body work and trauma. Sign up now for more a free link. Further webinars for mental health practitioners will be provided in the future. If you can't make this meeting, I will put you on a waiting list for another webinar. 

 

Paul Petschek has worked extensively throughout the U.S. and overseas as an editor and a professor of editing techniques and aesthetics. He has worked also in production, on notable films such as Desperately Seeking Susan and The Karate Kid. As an editor, he has had the pleasure of working with industry icons such as Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker on A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies, on studio pictures such as Waterworld and Flipper, and on independent films such as 39 Pounds of Love, Most, and New York Street Games. His films have appeared in numerous festivals and have been nominated for Academy Awards in the U.S. and Educated in Visual Arts at Harvard, where he graduated  magna cum laude, Paul’s teaching also draws on his training as an actor a Playhous West and Second City, his education in story structure with John Truby, and his work in jazz and music composition with John Mehegan.

 His photographic sequences appeared in a one-man show at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, curated by Isabelle Storey.

 Paul Petschek is a member of The Motion Picture Editors Guild and the Directors Guild of America.

 

Dr. Cohen is a media psychologist and the program chair for the American

Psychological Association's Media Psychology Division 46 for the convention in Washington D.C. in 2017. As a media psychologist, member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Foundation board, and author and co-editor of Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice, He was trained as an Avid and Final Cut Pro Editor in Burban Californi and has a PhD in clinical Psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology.

He draws from his background in clinical psychology to help educate

 the public and health professionals about important mental health information

through the powerful and fun language

of story in webinars, workshops, and individual sessions.

 

For more webinars please visit www.yourdigitalstorytellingproject.com

 

.  Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm pacific time and will be rebroadcast.

Webinar 2 Digital storytelling as a trauma narrative intervention March 9 @ 6:30 pm pacific time and will be rebroadcast.

Webinar 3 Technology, art therapy, and psychodynamic theory : computer animation with an adolescent in foster care April 6 @ 6:30 pm pacific time and will be rebroadcast.

Webinar 4  challenge to readers : ethical considerations in film- and video-based therapies. May 4 @ 6:30 pm pacific time and will be rebroadcast.

All titles are in the national library of medicine. 

For full abstracts please visit the following link

Webinar 5

To be decided

http://thelens.world/

 

THE LENS IS A UNIQUE AND GROUNDBREAKING SOCIAL AND ARTISTIC EXPERIMENT. IT IS A WORKSHOP AND VIDEO SERIES WHICH USES EXPERIENTIAL DRAMA AND FILM-BASED THERAPY TO TRANSFORM AND HEAL COLLECTIVE TRAUMA AND GROUP DISCORD RESULTING FROM CULTURAL CONFLICTS.

 

Webinar 6

to be decided

Possibly on First Nations by J. Lauren Johnson author and co-editor of Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice

Hey Josh,

Thanks, our Mother's day was really nice. My mom was in town, and I rarely get to spend Mother's Day with her, so it was extra special!

I'm afraid I don't have the time/capacity to do anything extra at this time, so I won't be able to do a webinar. As it is, I'm completing my teaching commitments in the evenings after putting the kids to bed because my days have become overrun with private practice stuff, so it's made for some long weeks. I'll need to find some time to fit in some self-care . . . how are the webinars going? How's your private practice? You have a lot of spinning plates on the go, as well!

Warmest wishes,

Lauren

Webinar 7

Digital Storytelling and Cancer (tbd)

Webinar 8

Autism and art (tbd)

 

 

 

 

References

 

 

The book is in the national library of medicine

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/101641447

 

 


Anderson, K. & Wallace, B. (2015) Digital Storytelling as a Trauma Narrative Intervention for Children Exposed to Domestic ViolenceIn J. Cohen.,  J.L. Johnson., & P. Orr. (Eds), Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

Austin, B. (2010). Technology, art therapy, and psychodynamic theory: Computer animation with an adolescent in foster care. In C. H. Moon (Ed.), Materials and media in art therapy (pp. 199-213). New York, NY: Routledge. 

Cohen, J. & Orr, P.  (2015) Film/Video-Based Therapy and Editing as Process from a Depth Psychological Perspective.  In Cohen J,L, , Johnson, J.., & Orr. P (Eds), (2015) Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

Johnson, J.L, & Cohen, J. (2015).  Ethics in the Digital Age: Addressing The Challenges of Film/Video Based Therapy.  In Cohen J,L, , Johnson, J.., & Orr. P (Eds), (2015) Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

 



 

 

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To learn more about these causes, please visit http://iwastherefilms.org/

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Film/Video-Based Therapy Webinars:

Dr. Cohen uses stories to help stop mental health crises before the begin

Using Mental Healthcare and Stories  For Personal Growth:going beyond the illness and approaching a new kind of happiness

A Range of emotions allow you to be happy

Including rage, fear, sadness, and joy.

 

In order to get in touch with your happiness, first you must face your fears and your hatred and love and find a balance that allows you to be whole. 

 

By being in touch with your feelings, you are not in trauma.

        Here is how to avoid trauma          SIBAM                                             Sensation - for example, tension, heat, relaxation
Image - internal (memory, dreams, metaphors) or external (an object in the room)
Behaviour - for example, posture, facial expressions, speech
Affect - feelings and emotions
Meaning - beliefs, judgments, thoughts, analysis - often expressed through words
 

These webinars are now free.

After watching the webinar, and if, after the 30 day trial you  would like to
 sign up for Sookasa, you can enter
in the coupon code "filmtherapy" to
receive a 10% discount off the Pro plan.

 

 

 

 based on the book

Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice published by Routledge in 2015. 

Presented by the author and co-editor Dr. Joshua L Cohen and guest presenters.

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